Tim Sherwood demonstrated his reaction to Tottenham’s win as he jumped around on the touchline in celebration after Gylfi Sigurdsson’s late goal hit the back of the net at White Hart Lane.
Tim Sherwood was delighted that Tottenham were able to come back from being two goals down to win against, as he described them, ‘a good Southampton side’.
He was upset with the early goals conceded as he told the club’s website. He said,
I was gutted after 28 minutes and we conceded two poor goals, we know that.
Speaking to @SpursOfficial, Sherwood commented,
We had to dig deep and try to find a way to win the game and I’m so proud of the lads that we managed to achieve that.
The manager had words of praise for Christian Eriksen’s contribution to the game with two goals and an assist. He said,
Christian possesses real quality. He gets himself in positions to score. He doesn’t just take part in games, he affects them.
Gylfi Sigurdsson who replaced Mousa Demblele at the interval and scored the late winner, also received praise from Sherwood.
Gylfi gave us a spark and deserved his goal. It doesn’t just happen, he’s out there finishing every day. That’s why he scores goals.
Tim Sherwood is now focused on the final 7 league games of the season. On the club’s web-site he said,
The Tottenham player most relieved about Spurs fighting comeback was right back, Kyle Naughton whose mistakes were responsible for Southampton’s two goals. Naughton was, however, credited with an ‘assist’ as it was from his cross that Eriksen scored the first goal. The manager had words of support for his under-pressure full back, saying,
It was a big win for us. We can now concentrate week to week on the Premier League and we’ll try to accumulate as many points as we can.
Special mention to Kyle. He made two errors, but didn’t hide. In adversity, he stood up to be counted. That’s what I want to see.
Glyfi Sigurdsson was pleased to score the late winner, telling @SpursOfficial,
It’s the best feeling in the world, scoring the winner, especially after being 2-0 down.
After the game, Nabil Bentaleb tweeted,
Great game today , we showed some great character and determination !! COYS
In a tweet, Aaron Lennon commenting on the game, said,
Great come back, great result….
Nick Godwin, a reporter for BBC London Sport, reported a comment made by Tim Sherwood on Christian Eriksen.
— Nick Godwin (@NickGodwinsport) March 23, 2014
High Praise indeed, and worthy of it after his performance against Southampton.